Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Moog Music Wishes Dick Hyman a Happy Birthday w/ Tribute Page
Check out that 50U system!!! You can find the full write-up at Moog Music, which includes a number of videos featuring Dick Hyman and his music.
"Since beginning his career in the 1950s, piano legend Dick Hyman has released over 100 albums and played on hundreds of sessions. The prolific jazz pianist is credited on over 1,000 recordings--from radio to television, musical theater to the symphonic stage. He even lent his musical talents to a dozen of Woody Allen’s films.
A stylistic archivist and sonic chameleon, Hyman was an adept of the keyboard instruments, mastering the piano, organ, and ondioline before moving on to the newly invented Moog synthesizer in 1967. Seeking “to humanize electronic music as well as to humorize it," Dick Hyman released a series of accessible electronic records that removed the synthesizer from its familar home of academic and avante-garde circles and placed it at the center of pop recordings..."